Le paysage comme projet territorial by Anne-Catherine GAMERDINGER – Archives du Calvados

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Le paysage comme projet territorial by Anne-Catherine GAMERDINGER – Archives du Calvados

Landscape as a territorial project

Beyond landscape development projects, landscape must constitute the departure point and the supporting element in any reflection on a given territorial area, on major redevelopment projects and on day-to-day management of urban planning documents.
This intervention will present action engaged by the Paysages d’Après Pétrole collective, together with examples of intervention at different levels, relying on an asserted and responsible landscaping approach.

Anne-Catherine Gamerdinger

Anne-Catherine Gamerdinger is a geographer and urban planner. Her activity focuses essentially on old urban fabric and areas of mutation and identity recognition. She offers support to elected representatives and their technicians in defining urban policy in relation to heritage, projecting on the future of historic sites in a state of escheat in order to offer them a new lease of life and a finality, ensuring the development of old centres, and guiding development prospects for sensitive areas in the vicinity of historic centres. All these issues lead to the development of regulatory tools pertaining to heritage (SPR – remarkable heritage sites, Secteurs Sauvegardés – preserved sectors, AVAP – architecture and heritage valorisation areas), to planning (PLU – local urban plans), to recommendations (charters, specifications) or to operation programming.
Her agency, TRAME, focuses particularly on the urban and rural issues that transpire in major landscape and heritage contexts, which are challenged by development requirements governed by contradictory economic logic: residential/tourism, agricultural economy/peri-urban development,, activities/environmental protection.
Hence, TRAME, accompanies territorial progression towards the definition of sustainable urban policies that are mindful of environmental quality. Such environmental consideration comes into synergy with the knowledge of a site’s heritage: understanding of the territory with regards to its history, its characteristics, and definition of possible and privileged futures. Apprehending site identity invites us to integrate them within a creative ‘laboratory’ type approach.
Member of the PAP collective and of ICOMOS France, it is strongly committed towards attention to landscape in territorial projects.